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We are using WWE2, but my son mentioned to me the next time he writes a story.... followed by his idea. He once wrote a small book for a co-op class. B/c he doesn't usually come up with these creative ideas, I wanted to encourage him to write more about his idea. Not being creative or a writer myself... where do you start? Website that has something to help you develop and edit your story? Just write w/ no addt'l input and call it good? How do you edit and improve on a story? How do you start a story? How do you not know this after 29++ years?

 

Guess I am looking for some free resources that can help.

 

Thanks for YOUR help.

 

KB

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Honestly, in 2nd grade, I think you just let him write his creative idea and go with it. How to improve? You could work on the obvious things like proper grammar, capitalization, not using the same adjective over and over, have him copy it neatly when he is finished, etc. Then you just keep working with the writing program that you have. That will build his writing skills.

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For something free, you could use the story starter prompts at the Chateau Meddybemps website. They are very simple, but we still are still using them this year. I just cut off the top which includes the picture and the start of the story and use a glue stick to adhere it to regular wide ruled notebook paper. Of course, I require much more descriptive and extensive writing on them this year. For second grade, they would be great a great tool. Since they are free, you haven't invested anything to try it except for a bit of ink and paper.

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We're using Write Source, although it's a curriculum and not free. Just finished their Kindergarten book, and now will start their Grade 1. It seems *perfect* for little children that love to write and now just need direction! I love it so much I already purchased Grade 2.

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Honestly, in 2nd grade, I think you just let him write his creative idea and go with it. How to improve? You could work on the obvious things like proper grammar, capitalization, not using the same adjective over and over, have him copy it neatly when he is finished, etc. Then you just keep working with the writing program that you have. That will build his writing skills.

 

:iagree: Let him write. Don't over correct it. Just enjoy his creativity. He will continue to develop his skills in the other work he is doing.

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For something free, you could use the story starter prompts at the Chateau Meddybemps website. They are very simple, but we still are still using them this year. I just cut off the top which includes the picture and the start of the story and use a glue stick to adhere it to regular wide ruled notebook paper. Of course, I require much more descriptive and extensive writing on them this year. For second grade, they would be great a great tool. Since they are free, you haven't invested anything to try it except for a bit of ink and paper.

 

Can you give me a hint as to where on the website I might find this info. And thanks to the others for helping me not overdo it and to have us all enjoy without too much editing.

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Can you give me a hint as to where on the website I might find this info. And thanks to the others for helping me not overdo it and to have us all enjoy without too much editing.

 

I'm sorry that I didn't see this earlier. Keep in mind that they are simple starters, but you may be surprised at how they start the writing process.

 

http://www.meddybemps.com/9.700.html

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